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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:25 PM

Mexico: Biggest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world opens

Mexico: Biggest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world opens

The biggest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world opened in Guadalajara, Mexico, this weekend.
Allison JacksonNovember 25, 2012 13:01Mexico: Biggest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world opens

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, American novelist Jonathan Franzen and Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu are among hundreds of authors attending the largest book fair in the Spanish- speaking world in Mexico this week.

The 26thGuadalajara International Book Fair, or Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara as it is known in Spanish, opened this weekend in Mexico’s second largest city located in the western state of Jalisco.

More than 40 countries are represented at this year’s book fair – the second largest in the world after Frankfurt’s – including Chile, which is the guest of honor at this year’s event.

Over nine days, more than 660,000 visitors, including 90,000 children, are expected to pass through the halls of the vast exhibition center, along with thousands of publishers, booksellers, distributors, literary agents, journalists and writers.

More:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121125/mexico-book-fair-spanish-Guadalajara

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